Similar to the garbanzo beans listed, lentils are an excellent food to help lower your cholesterol levels. Lentils are not highly popular in the U.S. diet, but they are one of the healthiest foods around. A one cup serving provides you with close to 40 percent of your daily intake of protein and more than 50 percent of your RDI for molybdenum, folate, copper, as well as manganese. In addition, a one cup serving contains around 60 percent of your fiber needs, making this food a great choice to help lower your cholesterol levels. You can blend lentils in with many foods as even enjoy them as a side dish.